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St Clare�s Abbey Primary School, Newry

St Clare’s Abbey at Newry Feis 2024

7th May 2024

St. Clare's worked very hard at the Feis this year children took part in Fireside singing, Choir, Creative music, Choral Speaking, and individual poems.

In the Music section of the Feis,The Fireside Singers achieved joint 1st in their section. They won the Miss Mary Murphy Irish Folk Song Choirs cup.

The P2 classes participated in the creative music section of the Feis. Miss Rock’s class came 1st and Miss Savage’s class came 2nd.

Our Senior School choir sang in two competitions; Hymn Singing and Primary School Choir 'Own Choice'. The adjudicator was very impressed with all the choirs who performed on the day and gave special mention to our choir for their secure harmony, good dynamics and balance of voices. The choir got on extremely well and came second in both competitions!

In the Speech and Drama section of the Feis  primary 3 class came second in their choral speaking with 89 marks. They performed “Louder” by Roger Stevens and “Quack said the billy goat” by Charles Causley.  They were wonderful. Primary 6 and 7 choral group came 1st with 89 marks and won the Betty McElroy Perpetual Challenge cup. They performed “Marmalade” by Peter Dixon and “The reluctant ghost” by Jacqueline Emery. Our school drama group performed “The little match girl” by Hans Christian Anderson. They came 1st with 86 marks. They won The Billy Locke Memorial cup. Aidan, who played the character of Old George won the Kathleen Harrington Perpetual Challenge cup for the most promising actor.

Primary 7 drama group entered the 15-minute one act play and performed The Little Match girl by Hans Christian Anderson. They came 1st, winning the Billy Locke cup. Well done everyone for such talent, hardwork and commitment. Our children were wonderful for attending the Feis and we are so proud of them all. There were children who won medals or got a highly commended certificate in their individual poem competition.

Well done to Cillian Duffy for 2nd place, Freya O Brian for 3rd place and Flynn Mc Greevy for highly commended in P1.

Susan Shields 2nd place, Eabha McNeill for 3rd place and Aisling Gribben for highly commended in P2.

For Ninna Murphy and Benedict Davey for highly commended place in P3.

For Sophie McKernan, Treasa McCoy and Caoimhe Murphy for all coming 2nd place. For Patrina Rooney for 3rd place and Annie Walsh, Christina Marley and Emma Malone for highly commended in P4.

For Willow Rafferty for 2nd place, Mia McAteer, Sophie Black, Rosie McCoy for 3rd place, Alex Watt for 3rd place and Caodhla Maginn for highly commended in P 6.

The rest of the school was well represented by children who spoke their poem with great understanding and conviction. We have such amazing and talented children in our school which we are so proud of.